BTW, when that happened, did u update anything prior to that?
I was up to date with the iPod Touch when it first happened. Not sure if it happened before iOS 5, 'cause it took me a bit to realize that it happened when the iPod/iPhone were hooked up & iTunes running. I had not updated anything in Windows. I don't often leave the iPhone/Touch connected when the laptop sleeps, so it is a very random occurrence. Now that I know the conditions under which it fails, I will be better able to pinpoint a possible culprit. I am hoping that the iTunes update fixes it.